Boston Symphony Orchestra violin audition


Audition information

Position
Section violin (4 openings)
Application deadline
July 18, 2013
Audition date
October 14–15, 2013
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(Posted on June 14, 2013; last updated about 2 years ago)


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Audition Repertoire
Solos
BachSolo Sonata No. 2 in A minor
  • Mvt. III
BrahmsViolin Concerto
  • Mvt. I, first two pages (International edition)
Expositions of the first and second movements of one of the following concertos
MozartViolin Concerto No. 3
MozartViolin Concerto No. 4
MozartViolin Concerto No. 5
First violin orchestral passages, solo and tutti
BeethovenSymphony No. 3
  • Mvt. II
  • Mvt. III
  • Mvt. IV
BrahmsSymphony No. 4
MendelssohnA Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Scherzo: first page
MozartSymphony No. 39, K. 543
  • Mvt. I
  • Mvt. II
  • Mvt. IV
ProkofievSymphony No. 1, “Classical”, Op. 25
  • Mvt. I: beginning to 2 before H
  • Mvt. II: beginning–C
SchubertSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. I: “Allegro Vivace” to C
SchumannSymphony No. 2
  • Mvt. II: first page
StraussDon Juan, Op. 20
Second violin orchestral passages
MahlerSymphony No. 9
  • Mvt. I: 8 before 14 to 15
  • Mvt. IV: third beat of 55 to 83
Chamber music
BeethovenString Quartet No. 11, Op. 95
  • Mvt. I, second violin
  • Mvt. II, second violin
BrahmsString Quartet in B♭ major, Op. 67
  • Mvt. II: 1–26, first violin
Sight-reading
Discussion

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